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Debunking the Original Idea Myth

MaryEllen Tribby | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business
MaryEllen Tribby

There are a few techniques for producing great product ideas. These techniques work for every aspect of your business, from new product ideas to brainstorming your marketing campaigns.

If Kennedy Lost...

Ross M. Wallenstein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Ross M. Wallenstein

The "what ifs" surrounding President John F. Kennedy's death have fascinated historians and history buffs like me for half a century. Yet they almost always presume reelection.

What To Do When Politics and Schools Mix

Joel Gagne | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Joel Gagne

Schools don't want to be political but sometimes find themselves in that area. The fact is, at last count, more than 20 states now require some form of public action -- ie: ballot issue approval by voters -- to fund schools.

Who Do You Trust?

Jim Moore | Posted 11.20.2013 | Media
Jim Moore

Who do we trust? Who can we trust? In a world where the NSA and Homeland Security probably know what I'm wearing as I'm typing this article, we are awash in information, but bereft of knowledge and integrity; flooded with stories, but left to die in a drought of truth.

Who among Alaska Republicans is responsible for fake attack on Sen. Mark Begich?

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 11.11.2013 | Politics
Alaska Dispatch News

Who in the Alaska Republican Party made up a fake fundraising invitation that led a national Republican group to attack U.S. Sen. Mark Begich? Or was ...

I Am Luscious, and Other Campaign Slogans

Jessica Levinson | Posted 09.11.2013 | Politics
Jessica Levinson

How can we get more people excited about political issues and campaigns? Many political campaigns feel like one long infomercial; politicians tell us why they are "open-hearted," "gentle," "warm," or "fantastic," just to pick a few dishes from the breakfast options.

The Power of a Special Campaign

Michael Kaiser | Posted 08.31.2013 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

I have become increasingly convinced that special, targeted fundraising campaigns can be effective ways to galvanize board and staff and to ratchet up the level of fundraising.

Body Language for Aspiring Politicians: Nonverbal Communication in Politics

Vanessa Van Edwards | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics
Vanessa Van Edwards

For aspiring politicians, knowing how to engage and reach the masses with their ideas and beliefs is essential. But knowing what to say is just as important as how to say it.

Confessions of a Campaign Wife

Susan Orlins | Posted 03.24.2013 | Women
Susan Orlins

I never prayed for Steve to win the election, only to keep our sanity intact. With President Obama's inauguration this week, my thoughts turn to election night of my husband's campaign for the U. S. Congress.

Confessions From an Obama Campaign Staffer

Laurence Pevsner | Posted 03.09.2013 | College
Laurence Pevsner

Now that the campaign's over, and the President will be inaugurated in a matter of weeks, I am no longer a representative of Obama for America. And I have a few confessions to get off my chest about this summer.

Defending the Voting Rights Act From Its Conservative Critics

Doug Kendall | Posted 02.02.2013 | Politics
Doug Kendall

Forgive us for getting a bit worked up in explaining that Lawrence Guyot's untimely death coincides with a time when conservatives are seeking simultaneously to enact laws that suppress the vote and to have their conservative majority on the Supreme Court strike down a key part of the Voting Rights Act.

Real America?

David Trumble | Posted 01.20.2013 | Politics
David Trumble


Farewell to Truth: Duplicity in the 2012 Campaign

Ami Fields-Meyer | Posted 01.16.2013 | College
Ami Fields-Meyer

History will not forgive the Republican party for nominating a chameleon instead of a candidate. During the campaign, Mitt Romney's views simply took on those of his audience.

Market Values and Civic Virtue

Terry Newell | Posted 01.09.2013 | Politics
Terry Newell

Elected officials treat citizens as customers and speak as if tax dollars are payments for goods and services received rather than an obligation of citizenship. They encourage us to ask whether we, personally, are getting our money's worth from government.

A Cartoonist's Memory of Election Night 2008

David Trumble | Posted 01.06.2013 | Media
David Trumble

2012-11-06-Screenshot20121106at9.03.31AM.jpgOf all the cartoons featured here, only the last one saw print.

Why Bother With Campaign Finance Reform?

Steve Gillman | Posted 12.23.2012 | Politics
Steve Gillman

Looking at the attempts to regulate political expenditures and the many laws passed over my lifetime, I have to ask, "So how is that working out for us?" Yes, it is sarcasm you detect.

Hard Leads and Twitter Memes: The Making of News

Lindsay Hoffman | Posted 12.19.2012 | College
Lindsay Hoffman

We are looking at what could be a shoot-out -- Wild, Wild West style. On one side stands a band of columnists, investigative reporters, newscasters and other traditional journalists. On the opposing side, a mob of bloggers, YouTubers, and Twitter-sensations.

The Meticulous Political Dance of a Manic Media

Dr. Cheryl Pappas | Posted 11.26.2012 | Media
Dr. Cheryl Pappas

We are rounding the bend toward the last act in this season's power play of a presidential campaign.

Six Reasons Why Politicians Believe They Can Lie (And Not Get Caught)

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 11.25.2012 | Politics
Dr. Jim Taylor

Why do politicians believe they can lie and not get caught? Particularly in this age of the Internet and its army of professional and amateur fact checkers, the chances of lies standing up under the glare of the inevitable cyber-scrutiny are slim to none.

WATCH: Improve Your Relationship Through A Volunteer Vacation

Elisabeth Joy LaMotte, LICSW | Posted 11.01.2012 | Travel
Elisabeth Joy LaMotte, LICSW

However, in terms of building intimacy through shared experiences, lounging on a beach is not necessarily the answer. Through my work with many couples, I notice that planning a brief vacation doing something more meaningful (and less vegetative) can do a lot to enhance a relationship.

Nostalgia for the Silly Season: Memories of a Radical Mother

Geri Spieler | Posted 10.30.2012 | Politics
Geri Spieler

She always kept a stack of pre-stamped postcards at the ready to fire off her outrage to government. This action peaked during the presidential campaigns. My mother would be heard.

Lying Is the New Truth

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 10.30.2012 | Politics
Lorraine Devon Wilke

hose people -- the confused ones -- come in all shapes, sizes, genders, colors, and political parties but for the sake of argument, and as a nod to the political climate of this GOP Convention week, let's focus on politicians, shall we?

The Groupon Election

Patrick Ruffini | Posted 10.29.2012 | Politics
Patrick Ruffini

Before 2012, there were tried and tested rules of political email. Today, campaign emails look a lot more like Groupon daily deals, and this is no coincidence.

The New "Must Read": Joe Romm's Language Intelligence

Van Jones | Posted 10.15.2012 | Books
Van Jones

In a war of ideas, the weapon of choice is words. Even when equipped with better and more popular ideas, progressives are losing the fight on ideas because of how we communicate those ideas -- or fail to communicate them.

Those Fingerprints All Over the Elizabeth Warren "Controversy" Belong to Karl Rove

Roger Wolfson | Posted 08.06.2012 | Politics
Roger Wolfson

Karl Rove's protégé, Jim Burnett, is trying to convince Massachusetts voters that a non-controversy is so important that they should vote against their better interests.